Prayer with Victims

A Prayer for Those Affected by Violence and Harm of Any Kind
Loving and merciful God,
We hold in prayer each of us who have experienced harm, in any form.
We especially pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience love and support, and find comfort in your compassion.
Grant us the courage to seek out restorative encounters to bring about your vision of healing and unity so that we, your people, may no longer be divided by the hurt we cause one another in our brokenness.
Embolden us to advance your vision of justice, prioritizing the needs of those most impacted by harm, and honoring the dignity of all life.
Amen.
(Caitlin Morneau, Director of Restorative Justice, Catholic Mobilizing Network)